Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.

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Default or fink python and lxml under 10.6.8

Ah, confusion. I'm trying to install a python library called lxml as needed by a python script. I've been through numerous SU quesitons and answers. I haven't been able to make much progress. I run ...
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running .exe programs on Mac OSX

My question is actually fairly simple: is there any way i could run windows programs (for example PC games) on my iMac? (i am currently running OSX Snow Leopard). I know about things like VirtualBox ...
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Changing OS X 10.6.8 mouse pointer

I wish to know if there is any way to change OS X 10.6.8 cursor. I want to change it to "Hello Kitty" cursor, don't ask why, not my mac:) Is it possible? How? What kind of cursor files are accepted?
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OSX AFP authentication

I've enabled file sharing (AFP) on my iMac so that I can access it via our MacBook. I've also created a directory ~/shared/family that I have shared to specific user accounts. When I use the Finder ...
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Mount ext2 file on Mac

I want to mount a virtual disk file that has been formatted with ext2. I want to do sudo mount -t ext2 -o loop my-file mount-point ext2fuse and macfuse from MacPorts are installed. I can't find an ...
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slapd not launching on Mac OS X 10.6

I have a slight problem with the openldap server installed with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (regular, not server). When I launch slapd in a terminal, it stops itself after 1 or 2 seconds... I just have the time ...
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Prevent mouse from deactivating screensaver in OSX

In OSX, when the screensaver is activated, I don't want to be able to deactivate it with a mouse, just with a keypress. But I don't want to enter a password. I just want to be able to deactivate the ...
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Cannot continue incremental backups after restoring from Time Machine

I recently restored a machine (running Snow Leopard) of mine from Time Machine and the restore went well. After restoring, I attempted to back up to Time Machine again (on the same external hard drive ...
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OS X disk utility error

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard and it shows low disk space. In the disk utility, if I try to verify my hard drive, it gives me an error and says to click "Repair Disk Permissions". When I ...
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What is SFLIconTool?

I came across a process called SFLIconTool. Its Unix executable is in the following location: ...
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MySQL Post-Installation on a Mac OSX Snow Leopard

I installed MySQL on a Mac OSX Snow Leopard and got the mysql service started but I couldn't login as root to reset the password. Couldn't login as root either. $ ./mysql -u root ERROR 1045 ...
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How can I make the Terminal compile a file I edited using Aquamacs?

I'm having trouble getting a small source code compiled in the terminal. I'm completely new at this (just started taking an introductory course)... I'm going to try to describe the situation as best I ...
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Which install DVDs do I need to buy to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook?

I want to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook, but I don't have the original DVDs. I'm worried about buying DVDs that will only let me upgrade, rather than reinstall from scratch - the difference ...
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Word for Mac 2011 refuses to write to VMware Shared Folder

My main OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. I'm using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 to run Mac OS X 10.6.8 which is working well. I'd like to use VMware shared folders to exchange data between the ...
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Cannot upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard with installation DVD

I'm on a Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. I did all the upgrades for Leopard and currently running at 10.5.8. I purchased the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 version installation DVD but it doesn't let me upgrade. ...
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Disappearing Dock in OS X

I have Parallels desktop for my Windows programs. Yesterday when closing Windows (XP) my dock disappeared from the bottom of my screen. I've tried various remedies including two different modification ...
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How to move data from an NTFS partition to HFS+?

I have a 1TB drive that is currently formatted to NTFS with a MBR partition table. I would like to reformat it as HFS+ with a GUID partition table. What should I do so that I can transfer my data ...
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How do I stop Mail.app from opening previous emails on launch?

Every time I launch Mail.app it opens up a new window for each of the email messages I was checking previously. How do I stop this from happening? It only opens the emails that I launched in a new ...
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Portable Home Directory without OS X server

I have a Mac Mini and two MacBook Pros. I would like to have documents shared between the two MPBs and backed up to the Mac Mini (where I have time machine running backing up the files to an external ...
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RAM disappears when 64-bit Kernel and Extensions enabled on OSX 10.6?

Preface: My background is mostly windows environments, so I may be missing something obvious. On my OS X 10.6 machine when I have 64-bit Kernel and Extensions turned off (which I gather is the ...
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Thunderbird Automatically Get (POP) New Mail, Via the OS (Mac OS X)

I want the OS to check for new mail using my POP account in thunderbird without having to manually start thunderbird (its ok if thunderbird automatically starts as a windowed process and doesn't just ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions / advice would be greatly appreciated !! ...
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Getting error code -41 when copying files to external drive

I'm having trouble copying some files from my mac to an external hard drive: I keep getting the nondescript "error code -41". I noticed some of the files with an additional "@" permission bit had ...
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How does one mount a file system (afs, cifs, or smb) at boot so that the mount is persistent. (mac 10.6.6)

I would like to have directories on several PCs available to other users of a macbook pro running 10.6.6. Is this possible? I was able to get this to work for nfs via the disk-utility. I purchased ...
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How do I make RubyGems install binaries to a different directory?

I'm on OS X (Snow Leopard) and all I want is for gem to put the binaries it installs into /usr/local/bin instead of /usr/bin. This doesn't seem like it should be hard, but my Google-Fu is failing me ...
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OS X 10.6 shared network folder problems

Users on a college network can see the shared folder but cannot write to it. No problem seeing it but cannot write to it. Have added permissions to sharepoint on Server Admin.
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OSX Snow Leopard MBP - Brief but maddening spinning wheel on any disk access - replace HD?

I have a 2 year old Macbook Pro. Recently, whenever a program accesses the disk, I get the spinning beach ball of death for 10-15 seconds. This happens, for instance, when I am attaching a photo to ...
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MacBook doesn't recognize WD My Book

I'm trying to connect a MacBook running Snow Leopard to a Western Digital My Book 512GB external hard drive. The laptop doesn't recognize the drive as being plugged in; it doesn't show up in finder or ...
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OS X: log text from serial port

I have a text stream coming in on a USB-RS232 adapter. I want to pipe it to some Unix tools, to a file, whatever. What is the simplest way to do so? Does it really require third-party software? OS X ...
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Expanded entries in Finder's list view reset

When I have a folder open in the Finder, in list view, and have several of the folders expanded (or as they say, the disclosure triangles expanded), sometimes I come back to the window and find all ...
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Set PPTP Passthrough in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Dear Friends, I have a big problem with VPN PPTP connections in Mac OS X SL and the problem exists in all my computers that I work with. When I connect to a PPTP connection, the connection is good for ...
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Automatically move a group of windows to another monitor in OSX

I've searched around without much luck, and have a few ideas on how to do this one by one. Here is the situation. 5 million windows opened up on my main screen. I move chat, twitter, etc. to my ...
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“make” errors when installing Insight debugger on OS X?

I'm trying to install the Insight debugger on OS X. I can execute ./configure with no problem but when I try and run make it gets about half-way with no errors, but then starts spewing out errors(?) ...
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Using AppleScript to Enable Snow Leopard's Text Replacement Feature

I currently use Quicksilver with a Plugin and Trigger in concert with Snow Leopard's text replacement feature (for frequently-used combinations of hashtags, due dates and other parameters) to quickly ...
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Display permissions in Finder?

Is there a way (or plugin) to display permissions in Snow Leopard's Finder? Something like the CLI would be useful, e.g. drwx------
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Trying to get 2nd external display on MacBook Pro with Villagetronic VTBook

I have a MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.4GHz (MB470xx/A) with OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard). I am trying to add a second 1920x1080 display. (Currently one display using the native DVI-D out is working just ...
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iTunes on iMac, media on Linux server via SMB - slow imports, changes and stalls

I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based server. I'm getting terrible performance with iTunes on my iMac. The ...
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mod hosts file, connect to joomla on remote server

I've just acquired an account on a remote server with Joomla installed. I was instructed to add xxx.xx.xxx.xx name.ca www.name.ca to the hosts file which I found in /private/etc/ . I had to su to ...
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SSH error 114 when connect with FinalBuilder 7

I'm testing FB 7 and try to connect to my Mac OS X Snow Leopard machine. I can connect with paramiko (python SSH library) but not FB7. The only thing I get is: SSH error encoutered: 114 I try ...
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How do I reinstall WD Smartware on my Mac?

I reinstalled my OS but forgot to backup WD Smartware. Is there a way to reinstall it?
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What's the best way to sort redundant project folders?

I'm a web developer with an organization issue. I run Mamp Pro for my PHP/MySQL environment. My localhost root points to ~/Sites. I want to keep this as close to my real server environment as ...
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How can I be notified immediately if time machine is not able to make a backup?

My external hard drive sometimes decides not to turn on with my computer. Time machine tries to make a backup, but fails. After ten days of trying to make backups it pops up a warning telling me it ...
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Why does ping'ing another inet machine from MacBook get netgate's IP address?

I have three machines in my home network connected by a wireless router. One is a server installed with Linux at 192.168.1.1. Another is a ThinkPad with MS Windows XP at 192.168.1.2. The last one is a ...
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Dashboard Devmode w/o “Always on Top” Possible?

I am using (and loving) OS X's Dashboard in dev mode ('defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES') which lets you put the widgets on your desktop directly. The only downside is the widgets are ...
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MKV to M2TS muxer for Snow Leopard

I currently use the tsMuxeR for Windows within a VM on my Mac to mux MKV to M2TS to play on my PS3. tsMuxeR currently doesn't have a version that works with Snow Leopard, and I have not had any luck ...
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Macports Apache not starting at Mac OSN Snow Leopard boot

Macports Apache2 is not starting at Mac OSX Snow Leopard boot. I've done the launchctl load command, the symlinks point to my ...
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Printer features don't work when printing to Canon Printers ir5185 and ir7095 in Snow Leopard

Recently updated to iMac running Snow Leopard. Connected Canon printers ir7095 and ir5185 via ethernet and downloaded latest drivers from Canon website. Can print to both from InDesign CS3, however, ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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Setting up PostgreSQL on Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard?

I've installed PostgreSQL 9 on Mac OS. I need to change the configuration so that I can access Postgre with the blank password. Searching online yields lots of solutions for older versions of the ...